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Who is Ginger Black?

Gaynor Pengelly and Julia Thum are a writing partnership bound together by a love of words and a passion for story telling.

Set in Bray-on-Thames, Gaynor & Julia's first novel, Riverside Lane, has received high praise and been described as the next ‘Marigold Hotel'.

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Over 700 pre-launch copies sold

“A lovely, witty slice of middle class English village life a la M.C Beaton!” - Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday

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The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step!

When we set off down the road to writing Riverside Lane we had no greater ambition than to tell a story that entertained, intrigued and amused us.

Now our path to publication has ended, and our tale has travelled from our imaginations into the public domain. Riverside Lane is now ‘on the map’!

Thank you so much to those of you who joined us on our journey, and a huge welcome to those who have just come onboard!

Kickstarter Update

The Kickstarter campaign for Riverside Lane was a great success, with over 700 copies of the novel sold, and our £9,000 target exceeded. Very many thanks to everybody who pledged to make this possible.

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The Mail on Sunday

We’re excited to report that the The Mail on Sunday recently featured a story about Ginger Black and Momentum Book’s collaboration with Kickstarter to crowdfund the publishing of Riverside Lane.

You can read the article by clicking the link below.

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Riverside Lane E-book

Endeavour Press will be publishing an e-book version of Riverside Lane that will be available to buy on Amazon early in 2016.

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Latest Blog Post

  1. Riverside Lane Launch Party Julia Thum 04-Jul-2016
  2. Navigating the Day Julia Thum 23-Apr-2016
  3. Ginger Black - You're Hired! Julia Thum 25-Jan-2016
  4. Crowd Funding on Kickstarter Julia Thum 11-Jan-2016
  5. The Road to Riverside Lane Julia Thum 27-Nov-2015

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What are we up to?

With the publication of Riverside Lane in Spring 2016, we will be busy with the launch as well as attending book clubs, signings and events. Click below to see what’s going on and do join us when you can. We love to meet our readers!

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May17

Paperback Launch at The Crown at Bray

Sadly, due to space restrictions, this will be an invitation only event...


Congratulations it really is a vivid, beautifully written page turner that was perfect holiday reading.

Tessa Collinson, Director - British Film Awards

A lovely, witty slice of middle class English village life a la M.C Beaton!

Sally Hamilton, Mail on Sunday

Every sentence was exquisitely written, the next ‘Marigold Hotel'

Wendy Leavesley, actor, presenter

The only good thing about being stuck in bed for 3 days with the flu is that I got to finish Riverside Lane! I enjoyed it sooo much and was very sorry when it ended.

Cecilia Del Favero, Television Producer

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